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Wonder Woman to be UN ambassador for women’s empowerment

/ 11:50 AM October 13, 2016
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Actress Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman, will possibly attend a UN event as the body is poised to tap the iconic superhero as ambassador for women’s empowerment. AFP FILE PHOTO

UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations is enlisting the super-powers of Wonder Woman for a new campaign to empower women and girls.

The comic and television series heroine will be officially designated as the UN honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on October 21.

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DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will attend along with “surprise guests” — possibly actress Lynda Carter who portrayed Wonder Woman in the hit TV series in the 1970s.

The ceremony will launch a year-long campaign on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which is one of the UN’s new global goals for the next 15 years.

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